Geographical Index > United States > Ohio > Medina County > Report # 10729
Submitted by witness on Tuesday, February 22, 2005.
Driver encounters an unknown hairy biped just outside of Medina
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DATE: I don't know
COUNTY: Medina County
LOCATION DETAILS: On River Styx Rd. between Route 18 and Route 162, just north of the railroad bridge.
NEAREST TOWN: Medina
NEAREST ROAD: South of Route 18 on River Styx Rd.
OBSERVED: At approximately 10:00 PM on a Saturday night. I was on my way to Chippewa Lake to pick up my sister in law, I was traveling South on River Styx Rd. between Route 18 and Route 162 when I noticed a deer crossing sign and thought I better slow down before a deer jumps out in front of me. Seconds later, I saw eyes just off the road reflecting from my headlights and I thought it would be a deer so I slowed down to a crawl so I would not hit it if it decided to cross the road. But as I got closer, I noticed that the eyes were to high off the ground to be a deer and when I took a closer look I saw a (7 or 8 ft.) tall man-like creature next to a big tree. He was noticeably hairy and had very long arms, like down to his knees. He looked right at me as I passed like he was waiting to cross the road. I could not believe what I had just saw and I could not bring myself to turn around for a second look. I never did report this to anyone except for friends and family, until my son showed me this sight and I read other people's stories.
OTHER STORIES: I have seen stories on this sight there was one on Poe Road and a sighting very similar to mine on River Styx which is why I have decided to post this on your site.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: It was approximately 10:00 PM. It was clear weather and I could see it with the light provided by the headlights.
ENVIRONMENT: There was a wooded area off to the side of the road where he was standing, and there was a railroad track bridge, a freeway overpass, and a deer crossing sign nearby.
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Marc DeWerth:
The witness added that the alleged creature had very long arms and weighed well over 300 pounds. The overall length of the arms is what really stood out to the witness and convinced him that the animal in question was in no way a bear. As he approached, he noted the eye's were red in color. The total time of the incident was around 15 seconds in duration. It appeared to have a bony ridge (crest?) on the top of its head and dark brown in color. A few days after his sighting, a farmer had a sighting near Chippewa lake that was in the local area paper.
Investigated by BFRO Ohio investigater Marc D
About BFRO Investigator Marc DeWerth:
Marc has been a longtime investigator with over 25 years of experience investigating alleged Ohio Bigfoot reports. He is currently the organizer of the Ohio Bigfoot Conference that takes place at Salt Fork State Park every year and has featured multiple BFRO Investigators as speakers. He will be leading the BFRO's upcoming expedition in Ohio.